Friday, 10 May 2013

New techniques against glaucoma are applied in Algeciras

New system being applied at
Punta de Europa Hospital
ALGECIRAS The Punta de Europa Hospital's ophthalmology department recently began applying a very new technique to combat a common type of glaucoma, which is considered difficult to treat because it presents considerable resistance to the reduction of intra-ocular pressure as treated with traditional clinical treatment as with surgery. Glaucoma is an illness that affects the optical nerve and can lead to blindness; there are several types. The new system is reportedly more efficient and presents less secondary complications. Four patients underwent the new technique at the hospital recently and all are reported as progressing well.

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